Human Sciences Research Council is hiring Drivers x8 in KwaZulu-Natal

Share via:

The Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) is looking for a suitably qualified persons to take on the responsibilities of Recruiter/Driver for research projects implemented at the Sweetwaters office.

Location: Sweetwaters, Pietermaritzburg

Reference NumberHSR230207-3

Minimum education

  • NQF 4 – Grade 12 or equivalent

The successful candidates will be assigned to multi-year projects to recruit study participants and undertake general driving duties. 

The Recruiter/Driver will report to the study project manager and project team and site support staff to successfully implement their role.

This position is offered on a 13 month contract.

Minimum requirements

  • Grade 12 or equivalent 
  • Valid driver’s license (Code EB) of longer than 12 months;

  • Endorsement free driving record;
  • 3-5 years driving experience;
  • Fluency in isiZulu and English.

Preference will be given to candidates who have:

  • Prior knowledge and experience of HIV/AIDS issues;
  • PDP licence and/or previous experience with 4×4 vehicles

  • Sound written and verbal communication skills;
  • Commitment to working as part of multi-disciplinary research team;

  • The ability to work accurately, independently and in a team;
  • Driving experience in rural areas and gravel/non-tarred roads;

  • Experience towing caravans or trailers;
  • Ability to problem solve, and to be well organized.

  • Are able to work accurately, independently and in a team
  • Willingness to work after hours and over weekends and in rural communities

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Mobilising participants to receive counselling and testing.
  • Recruiting and screening participants to the study.
  • Ensuring the safety of staff using study vehicles;
  • Preparing the vehicle prior to being used for the field activities;

  • Ensuring that the vehicle is kept clean and is a roadworthy condition;
  • Keeping a record of all costs associated with the vehicle (invoices for maintenance, toll and fuel slips etc.);

  • Ensuring that the vehicle log book is correctly filled in;
  • Ensuing that any damages and faults are promptly reported to the field coordinator and the office manager;

  • Portraying a positive and professional image in the study communities while driving the vehicle;
  • Assisting team members with packing, transporting and storing field supplies as per study procedures i.e. temperature and supplies monitoring;

  • Facilitating participant reimbursement to eligible participants;
  • Assisting project staff in community orientation and venue location;

  • Safely transporting biological specimen, medical waste and field supplies to and from the office;
  • Transporting, monitoring and supervising community-based mobiliser’s in the field;

  • Carrying out any other activities deemed necessary for the effective and productive functioning of the team.

How to Apply

Please refer to the relevant buttons below for more details and to apply.

 Closing Date: 21 February 2023


  1. LATEST Entry-Level Jobs in SA
  2. LATEST Internships & Learnerships in SA
  3. LATEST Bursaries in SA
  4. LATEST Career Tips & Resources
  5. LATEST Grants & Funding 
  6. LATEST Contests around Africa
  7. LATEST News and MORE!

  • Join our Telegram channel so you’ll never miss an opportunity. Simply CLICK HERE, and you’re in!

Share via:

Scholarly Africa

Scholarly Africa is a hub where South Africa's youth meet a world of opportunities to excel in their career path. Every single hour, our team of dedicated career coaches are sifting through loads of careers, jobs and educational opportunities to deliver the best content, just for you.

Related Articles

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Back to top button